Portal and Ghost get compared a lot, but I really think they are on complete opposite sides of the spectrum.
Ghost are looking to "get big" and make very accessible metal, hard rock really, that anybody can get into.
Portal…you really need to acquire a taste for portal. Their new album, Vexovoid comes out February 19 on Profound Lore, and today, the first track from that album surfaced over at NPR.
The song is called "The Black Ward" and to the naked ear, it's very unlistenable. It's chaotic, its' down-tuned, and it's sort of awesome. Check it out and let us know what you think.
I leave you with a photo of the vocalist while you listen: